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Sat Jan 25, 2020, 08:36 PM

37. Do look very carefully about what Fla Dem said about disability.

A decade ago I did an internship with an attorney who did Social Security Disability appeals, and there's a LOT of misinformation out there about how it works. One bit of misinformation is that everyone is automatically denied the first time around. Nope. People get denied because either they really aren't disabled in the eyes of SS, or they are but don't have a clue the amount of documentation needed. One of the things I did for this attorney was go to SS offices and photocopy the mountains of paperwork a client would have. The files would be up to twelve inches thick.

I know someone whose daughter is trying to get on disability, and she's probably not going to succeed because first of all, she's rarely worked in jobs where she's paid into the system, which you have to have done, and she hasn't really ever sought out the appropriate medical help (because she's never had company paid health care to do so) which would document her disability.

You're way ahead of the system because you've worked at a regular job and paid into the system.

The real issue is going to be 1. Can you continue to work (and it does look like the answer is yes from what you've posted) and 2. Are there any such jobs out there for you. That's going to be a lot trickier as you've been working from home and it's possible no other employer will let you do that.

This sucks big time, but do check into all the support things already suggested.

Best of luck to you and please keep us posted.

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